I Love Lamp: A Tropical Cocktail

tropical cocktailJordan Brower’s love of both Anchor Man and banana liqueur are on full display in this aptly named tropical cocktail. Brower uses Giffard’s Banane du Bresil—a liqueur made from a maceration of Brazilian-grown bananas (hence the name), mixed with concentrated banana distillate, Cognac and sugar. “The natural maceration gives the liqueur a taste of pure banana,” he says. “It’s incredible.”

1 oz. reposado tequila
1 oz. Demerara rum
1 oz. fresh pineapple juice
¾ oz. fresh lime juice
¾ oz. banana liqueur (Mayahuel uses Giffard)
¼ oz. agave nectar
4 dashes Angostura bitters
Tools: shaker, strainer
Glass: double rocks
Garnish: fresh pineapple leaf

Shake all the ingredients with ice, then strain into a glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish.

Jordan Brower, Mayahuel, New York City